This has been a trying season in my life. I strive to keep it all together but you can’t always have that brave face all the time. Yesterday I broke, I let that one tear drop out which burst the dam of emotions open and … Continue reading Don’t Give Up
This amazing day happened a year ago today. June 10th is a day I started a whole new being. It started me taking advocacy to a new level. It started me taking action with emails, phone calls and letters to the editor. I have truly been blessed to be a Hearstrong champion and all that that entails. I still love my Starkey hearing aids. I now have 3 series i110 RIC’s instead of the Xinos I had in this blog post. I love going to Starkey for a tweaking of programs or a fix of some sort. They are the most caring people I have ever encountered at a business. June 10th was a wonderful day, I hope I will have new things in my life soon and June 10th will be a great day for this year also.
On June 10, 2014 I was invited to attend a ceremony at Starkey World Headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. I traveled the near 3 hours to the headquarters, I was full of nerves, and excitement since I had no idea what I was to expect. I was presented a HearStrong Award. It was a wonderful honor and experience. I hope I can get into words what I experienced and what transpired on that wonderful day.
HearStrong is the nonprofit that is held by the company EarQ. It honors individuals that have overcome hearing loss and decide to do something about it. The way they heard about me is they happened upon one of my blog posts on the SWC Blog. I was given a gold medal and a framed certificate from two great gentlemen from EarQ and from Tani Austin from the Starkey Hearing Foundation. I was accompanied…
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Day 5 and 6 were days that got a little long and we drove a lot. They were still good days but it was getting a little long for everyone. Henry was really getting sick of the drive by this day so lots of movies … Continue reading Our Family Vacation Day 5&6- Driving and Driving and some sight seeing
Wake up was again early on day 4. My husband seems to think between 5-6am is a good time to wake up while on vacation. We were ready to go in record time again. I tell you traveling all together I think we did dang … Continue reading Our Family Vacation Day 4- Dinosaurs, Planes and Rocks Oh My
No alarms are needed when we are on vacation I guess. Everyone was up and ready for breakfast by 7am. In fact I think it was about 8am when we were all loading the van again for a day of fun. It was a beautiful … Continue reading Our Family Vacation Day 3- Wildlife, Mountains and Trains
Day 2 started with rain and a lot of rain. Packing the van and the pod is not fun in pouring rain but my husband stood on the step stool and just did it. We headed west towards Murdo. That was our first stop. We … Continue reading Our Family Vacation Day 2- Wall Drug and Carved Mountains
This past week we were “Pod People” we were one of those families that travel across state lines with a big pod on the roof of the vehicle. We were on a family vacation and it was wonderful. I don’t know how many people will … Continue reading Our Family Vacation Day 1- Pod People